The Sundial

Retirement program available for USU student employees

Samantha Tata

April 14, 2011

University Student Union, Inc. has offered its student employees the opportunity to participate in a retirement savings plan for four years now but with no interest among those employees, the USU board of directors voted down a measure that would require the university to match any deposits up to 6 percent. In...

CSUN’s USU hosts Carnaval to celebrate cultural diversity

Kristopher A. Fortin

April 14, 2011

The index-finger sized line below the other symbols started the name Roza, the mother of CSUN student Jose Garcia. A red dot was placed above the symbol in Persian Calligraphy that spelled out Garcia’s mother symbolized warmth. “It was something I’ve never seen done in real life,” Gar...

Healthy Families Seminar Kicks Off National Minority Health Month

Sharon Hardwick

April 14, 2011

California State University, Northridge preconception peer educators presented their first of two infant and maternal health and wellness events, "Healthy Families Begin With You," Tuesday in the Northridge Center Complex at the University Student's Union. Launched in May 2007, the Department of Health...

CSUN USU board of directors seats up for grabs


April 13, 2011

University Student Union, Inc. (USU) is a non-profit organization on CSUN’s campus that administers and maintains programs such as Matador Nights, campus facilities and businesses. Five students are running for positions on the USU board of directors. According to documents released by the USU,...

A.S. Outdoor Adventure program offers travel excursions throughout the semester

Juana Esquivel

March 29, 2011

A battle between gravity and the human body ensues as Leticia Garcia attempts to balance herself on a log smack dab in the middle of the San Gabriel River. She manages to remain upright by gripping a rope supported by two groups of men flanking opposite sides of the riverbed. The men concentrate on ...

CSUN alumnus tags campus in USU Beyond the Tag event

Alison Geller

March 14, 2011

With fluid strokes of a spray paint can, CSUN alumnus Alexander D.C.D. Smith showed off his spray painting skills during the University Student Unions Beyond the Tag event, highlighting legal forms of graffiti art. Beyond the Tag was designed to educate students on how graffiti is not only illegal...

Lip-syncing students battle for autism research

Elano Pizzicarola

March 11, 2011

Music was in the air Thursday night when CSUN students lip-synced hits from various genres. Lip Wars-The Battle of Epic Epicness was organized by the University Student Union and hosted by the Northridge Center. The show featured music from 60s soul to 90s pop. Turnout was initially sparse but...

Camera up for grabs in CSUN’s USU table tennis tournament

Tessie Navarro

March 2, 2011

Students competed against each other in the 5th tournament of the USU’s spring 2011 table tennis tournament on Tuesday in the Games Room. Freshman Kyle Alcazar, 19, business marketing major, came out undefeated with a score of 5-0 against senior Benjamin Alyesh, 23, biology...

USU launches autism event, “Miles of Quarters”

Kristopher A. Fortin

February 13, 2011

University Student Union launched “Miles of Quarters,” its fund-raising drive for autism at Plaza del Sol on Thursday. The fundraiser will run until April 20. It aims  to raise $17,000 for Autism Speaks, a national organization that supports autism research. The Center of Disease Control estimates...

CSUN’s USU kicks off Spring semester

Khara Huberman

January 25, 2011

The University Student Union (USU) is throwing a spring kick-off demo event to provide students with a taste of its three signature programs to raise awareness for student participation. The event will showcase the USU’s Red Rallies, Craft Corner and Noontime concerts said Event Manager Shanell...

CSUN businesses leaving campus opens room for student groups

Samantha Tata

January 25, 2011

Student groups looking for a permanent space to meet may be able to find one this semester as businesses leave CSUN. Debra Hammond, executive director of the University Student Union (USU) said newly open residences will be available to student groups. “We will probably see more (vacancies) in...

Students solve crime at USU’s Murder Mystery Show and Dinner

Mandi Gosling

October 31, 2010

A rock star named Shamu with green-spiked hair stumbled around the Grand Salon of the University Student Union shrieking in agony. He had a knife wedged in his chest and blood spilled all over his crocodile-skin leisure suit. He died a short while later. This “whodunit” and two other murders kept CSUN students baffled for several hours at the Murder Mystery Dinner and ...

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